19 Mar 2015

Shooting related arrests in American Samoa

11:05 am on 19 March 2015

The police in American Samoa arrested two men yesterday in connection with the search of a fourth suspect in the shooting of the Leone police substation last November.

American Samoa police headquarters

American Samoa police headquarters Photo: Supplied

Both men are in their late 20s and believed to have been in the company or were in contact with suspect Mosegi Solia whom the police are searching for.

Sources tell KHJ News that one of the men was arrested in Iliili and illegal contraband was found in the vehicle he was in.

The second man was also arrested from a vehicle that police stopped in Tafuna.

Mosegi Solia is alleged to have been in the car with Manu Lefatia, Taliu Tuliese, and Sinapati Tuufaanatu when Lefatia fired four gunshots at the Leone police substation in November last year.

Lefatia, Tuliese and Tuufaanatu have been charged while Mosegi remains at large.